If you like building computers, then you may want to look at a pathway to becoming a PC Repair Technician. You can take courses in this area at a community college/trade school or you can attend a boot camp.
The next step would be to acquire a PC Repair Technician certification, such as CompTIA A+ (https://www.comptia.org/certifications/a). This will give you the certification needs to secure a role as a PC Technician.
As a next step, you may want to look at how to expand your technical area and acquire additional certifications that will allow you to make a higher salary and open up additional career opportunities. I would suggest taking a look at Microsoft certifications (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/certification-overview.aspx) next if you want to remain in a desktop role. If you are wanting to expand to other areas, consider:
- VMware (https://www.vmware.com/education-services/certification.html) or Cisco Networking certifications (https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/training-events/training-certifications/next-level-certifications.html).
Which one you choose all depends on what you would like to do (servers, windows desktop or windows servers, networking, etc.)
Nisha recommends the following next steps:
- 1. Get formal training through trade school, community college, or boot camp
- 2. Seek certification in desired area
- 3. Now you're ready to apply for job opportunities